Tips for the upcoming week (27 November – 3 December 2015)

Kunsthofpassage am Abend
‘Kunsthofpassage’ at night (Photo N. Kleindienst)


Friday, 27 November 2015: Yxus Ensemble

The Yxus Ensemble is the most important Estonian group for contemporary classical music. The programme in HELLERAU revolves around existential questions. One of Arvo Pärt’s pieces ‘Mirror in Mirror’ appears to permit a glimpse of eternity and will represent the concert’s highlight.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 15€/8€ (reduced); How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.

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Saturday, 28 November 2015: Exhibition ‘Pathways to light’ – Christmas illuminations from past to present

Every winter Dresden illuminates in blaze of lights. In a time when daylight is rare, thousands of artificial lights – from candles, city Christmas lights to flying buttress – delight the people of Dresden. At the city museum you can watch an exhibition about the Christmas illumination from past to present. It will tell you about different traditions of illuminating. The exhibition runs until 6 March 2016.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Admission: €5/€4 (reduced); How to get there: Stadtmuseum Dresden, Wilsdruffer Str. 2 – Landhausstraße entrance, 01067 Dresden; or TRAM 1,2,3,4,7,12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop.

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Sunday, 29 November 2015: Concert by Love, The Trains

Love, The Trains is an indie-duo from Leipzig. Their music is about societal curiosities and living in the modern era. Some cake, coffee and mulled wine will be served as well.
Beginning: 3 p.m.; Admission: free, donation requested; How to get there: Hole of Fame, Königsbrücker Str. 39, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.

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Monday, 30 November 2015: Café Lingua for Czech, Italian and Japanese

Why not start the week with a new language? Every Monday, international and German students gather in a bar or pub in Dresden Neustadt for their Café Lingua, a space for learning new languages, brooding over brainteasers and enjoying fun conversations. So just drop by if you’re in the mood for an exciting jumble of languages!
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: meeting point is Albertplatz, in front of the WQ Bar (if you want to join later, contact the organizers to find out which bar/pub they will head to); TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015: A Perfect Day (Movie in Spanish with German subtitles)

Director Peter Levin brings author Richard Paul Evans’ heart-warming novel to the small screen. Unexpectedly downsized from his once-comfortable job, Robert Harlan decides to finally pursue his dreams of becoming a writer. In order to summon inspiration, Harlan draws on the emotions his wife experienced after losing her father and the book quickly becomes a bestseller. But success has spoiled Robert Hanlan, and now his relationships with both his family and his friends are suffering.
Beginning: 9.45 p.m.; Admission: € 6; How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015: Party at Katy’s Garage

Why not celebrate the mid of the week with some dancefloor action? DJ Marianne offers a big repertoire of great music hits of the last decades – from Abba to Marley is her motto.
Beginning: 8 p.m., cocktail happy hour until 10 p.m.; Admission: unknown, usually around €2; How to get there: Katy’s Garage, Alaunstraße 48, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

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Thursday, 3 December 2015: Globe on Screen – ‘The Comedy of Errors’

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by the foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders. Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.
Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: €18; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

You may want to buy your tickets in advance as this event will be booked out quickly. You can do so by following this link:

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